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    Ironhead Harley Sportster project

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    I'm just 'dry-building' all my Sportster parts to see how much of a bike I have and it looks like there is nearly enough to build your own Sporty.

    Engine/gearbox unit: '85 Ironhead Sportster 1000cc 4-speed chain drive unit. Complete including carb, starter, etc., but untested (assume it needs rebuild, but haven't checked inside). One of the last Ironheads, the bottom end is basically Evo Sporty I think, hence bolting straight into the frame.

    Frame: '88/'89 stock Evo frame. Needs blasting and repainting. No H-D number. Stock swingarm and rear shocks. Oil tank and battery tray (scruffy tank on the mock-up, but I have a nicer one as well). 39mm single disc front forks - the tubes seem to be 4" or more over-stock.

    I have various tanks (stock '80s small tank, one with an aircraft filler), a stock 90's solo seat and pillion pad, and I think an aftermarket one, front and rear fenders. There is also a set from a mid-'90s bike (larger tank, front and rear fenders) all in dark green metallic that could be used as-is, although the rubber tank mounts aren't there.

    Wheels are stock 19" front and 16" rear Sportster mags, with tyres.

    I have still to sort out risers, handlebars, hand controls, brake lines, discs, etc., but most or all of them should be there.

    There is a tail light, but not sure about headlight. Should have a speedo, maybe a tach too.

    Parts that I'm sure I don't have: coil, battery, ignition module, wiring loom, rear sprocket and chain. There might be others!

    As I said, there is enough to get a more or less complete bike mocked-up, to then strip down and recondition or whatever. All parts are pre-enjoyed (er, used ).

    There is no V5c so you'd have to go the Q-plate route, or build all the parts into a registered frame.

    Not sure on cost - I reckon £1250 o.n.o. but could be flexible depending on things like what tank or fenders go with it.

    I'll get photos up later: at this moment the engine is in the frame, and swingarm and forks are bolted on, so by the weekend it could be rolled into your van and into your garage!

    Oh, it's a few miles west of Oxford.

    Please PM here, or text/call 07920 584324

    Thanks, Andy
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    Damn I've been waiting for something like this for years and now i'm skint!

    you're not after a swap for anything? tools/cars/electrical stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10mpg View Post
    Damn I've been waiting for something like this for years and now i'm skint!

    you're not after a swap for anything? tools/cars/electrical stuff?
    Well, not really - the main idea is to make some space here. That said, what sort of tools/cars/electrical stuff are you thinking of? PM me if you like (a professional motorcycle/car lift table might tempt me, maybe other stuff).

    Got wheels fitted tonight so it is now rollable. Needs rear axle spacers, but the axle and adjusters are there. The over-length fork tubes would be better with a raked out neck, otherwise it would have a definite early '70s British "chopper" look! I remembered I definitely don't have any pipes for it.

    I'll try and get some pics up tomorrow.

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    OK, bit more done on it, and got a photo to give some idea. The risers are chrome aftermarket pull-backs.



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    Hmmm, looked a bit tail-heavy with the stock rear fender on there, although obviously would look more balanced with a tank fitted. That's quite a good rear fender, but I also have this one, that's cracked around the rear of the support rails (a common problem). The cracks have been partially welded and the rear bobbed - not finished off yet, but looks a hundred times better IMHO. It's similar to early competition rear fenders, and with a solo seat looks more "Sporty".






    Just needs some high-level flat track pipes now!

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    Now on eBay: 270591988219

    Loads of viewers, lots of watchers (as usual!) - also a couple more photos.

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    are you sat on the bike jack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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